South African Rugby

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Aus:27 SA :15

What a cock up least we did score some points a bit better than last week’s kiwi game.
Now that we are out and the team was booed of the field we need to ask what is wrong with this World Cup winning team.

“I believe we’re on the right track and the players believe it, too. They just have to get used to it and we will get there.” A great quote from our coach Peter De Villiers.

In the first half , the springboks had four clear point scoring chances, but Juan Smith, Jean de Villiers, Fourie du Preez and JP Pietersenall took turns squandering possession, throwing stray passes and making the wrong calls.

What is frustrating is the Boks got part of the first half right they kicked for corners, defended well the Aussies could not believe their luck that they were ten nil up going into half time. This is where South Africa panicked and played some ridiculous plays making it easier for the Aussies to extend their lead.

They were panic-stricken and again sought to run the ball from ridiculous positions, making things easy for one of the better defenses in the game.

“We’re the Springboks and the world champions. The players are as disappointed as the crowd because this is our job and our passion. That performance was not acceptable.” From Victor Matfield.

Let’s see what happens at Ellis Park

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At 7:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SA were outplayed-again. Your bigger & faster but it seems to me there is a significant core of SA players pre ocupied with targeting the man and not the ball. Otherwise called cheap shot merchants. This macho buffoonary suits and serves your opponents well.

Brains over brawn any time.

Jeffers Australia


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